…And as the volume of raw information increases exponentially, at the same time the ability of both the news media and the intelligence community to analyze it and filter out the noise has dramatically decreased.
It has become utterly impossible to examine each piece of information in the detail we once did.
And as such, it is utterly impossible to ensure the quality and reliability and accuracy of that information.
Now, here’s the important part, so pay attention: Our society, both the decision-makers who run it and the citizens who daily live in it, is habituated to having information processed, analyzed, and presented in a fashion where they can have reasonable confidence in that information.
And that information thus directly shapes our worldview.